Building Department



The mission of the Building Department is to provide quality services to the community in a manner that is comprehensive, efficient, knowledgeable and helpful. The Building Department promotes and insures new development in Sitka is constructed according to minimum legal standards of safety and that existing public and commercial structures are maintained in a safe condition.


  • Promote and protect public well being by assuring safe building design, construction, operation, and maintenance.
  • Administer the responsibilities of the State Fire Marshal, including pre-construction plan reviews of all public and commercial buildings and routine fire and life safety inspections of non-residential existing structures.
  • Provide a technical resource for professionals and homeowners in building design, construction, and operation.
  • Provide in-house technical expertise on building related matters.


Building Department Resources

Helpful Information

Helpful Information For Commercial

Helpful Information For Residential

Plan Submittal Requirement